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. >> and spectacular sight. the unbelievable story behind the first ever image of a black hole and the young woman that made it all possible. today, thursday, april 11th, 2019. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with safa gut rid and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in
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rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." thank you for joining us. >> that image of the black hole, i think we will all learn a name, katie bowman. she came up with thattal go rhythm. >> here's the young laid with the whole team. incredible story. we got a good morning. there is breaking news out of london. bleex e wikileaks founder julian assange under arrest. the almost unrecognizable. >> he is being let out of the ecuadorian embassy. assange taken into company. he is wanted here in the u.s. for one of the worst and most embarrassing leaks of classified government documents in history.
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kelly, good morning, what can you tell us? >> hoda, good morning to you, julian assange is appearing in central london a thumbs up before pleading not guilty. he is facing extradition to the u.s. that he conspired with analyst chelsea manning to hack into government computers and kwoun load classified documents in 2010. he was revoke his asylum. they are opening up to let police invited in. these dramatic pictures are julian assanges arrest, assange with a beard and shouting, carried out of the ecuadorian embassy and they are ousting him. he has been arrested on a u.s.
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extradition request on behalf of u.s. authorities. his attorney saying in a same time, the uk courts will need to resolve what appears to be an unprecedented effort by the united states seeking to extradite a foreign journalist. >> this material is extensive material that has been gathered and handed over to the administration. >> reporter: they requested extradition in 2012 related to a rape in sweden. it has nothing to do with recent charges from the u.s. justice department which filed criminal charges against assange over the publication of classified materials. assange created wikileaks, after releasing trophies of classified united states documents and videos about the wars in afganistan and iraq, during 2016 campaign, wikileaks also released thousands of e-mails
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stolen from the computer system of the democratic national committee. in the last few years, assange has lived in the ecuadorian embassy. it's no secret relations with his hosts have sours. his president saying there have been issues with his house keeping, internet use and pet cat. at one point cutting off his internet access, now forced to leave in other form of confinement. assange was originally arrested on a british warrant for skipping bail back if 2012. that's when he sought refuge in this ecuadorian embassy to avoid an assault extradition in speeding. he's denied sexual assault, calling it a ploy to get
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extradited to that country and then on to the united states. equidhar says the uk gave them assurancings assange would not face torture, treatment or the death penalty. this morning, assange's lawyers are speaking out calling this unprecedented, saying he is a foreign journalist. hoda. >> kelly kobiaya, thank you for that. overnight, an arrest has been made in a suspicious string of fires in louisiana. es at hisy black churches in louisiana. nbc's gabe gutierrez is on the story for us. gabe, good morning. >> good morning. the atf joined the investigation and now the suspect in custody is reportedly the son of a sheriff's deputy. >> reporter: this morning, a suspect is finally in custody in connection with the devastating fires at three historically black churches in louisiana.
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a federal prosecutor confirmed the arrests late wednesday night, saying that officials stand shoulder to shoulder with the victims in those st. landry parish of those despicable acts. >> all stations we have a church on fire. >> the first went up in flames on march 26th, the second on april 2nd, the third april 4th. >> the fires were suspicious. we do believe that crimes have occurred. we believe that the three fires obviously are not coincidental, they are related. >> reporter: prosecutors did not indicate a motive by they were labeled domestic terrorism and called them a reflection of the emboldened rhetoric and tensions spreading across the country. >> i think it has something to do with race. >> reporter: in the deep south, burning churches are seen as racial -- >> taking our building for now, our place of worship, but you haven't destroyed the church.
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>> it's going to be another building. >> reporter: worshipping elsewhere and vowing to rebuild. louisiana's governor and law enforcement officials are expected to provide more details about the arrest that is scheduled news conference later this morning. hoda and savannah. >> gabe, thank you very much. now that historic storm bringing nasty winter weather to tens of millions in april, causing a lot of problems at the roads and airports and this thing is not over yet. we'll get to al in just a second, but first let's head out to morgan in minneapolis. morgan, good morning. >> reporter: hoda, good morning. the calendar may say april, but it is feeling much more like december this morning. we know that in minneapolis about 6 inches of snow fell, but across the midwest this massive spring storm brought blizzard-like conditions and in some cases an extreme fire risk. >> reporter: this morning, more than 50 million people waking up to a spring storm reeking havoc across the middle of the country. blizzard warnings covering parts
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of six states, with some areas facing a simultaneous threat of thunderstorms. the mixture of snow and ice creating a travel nightmare in southern minnesota where 40 separate crashes shut down a stretch of i-35. slick roadways also causing this ups semi truck to kareen off a bridge in kansas and in colorado, a state trooper injured in a crash while responding to a call. the snow falling at 3 inches per hour in certain areas. parts of south dakota already seeing more than a foot. >> we're tired. we're fatigued. we're tired of the season just as much as everybody else and we have spring fever also. >> reporter: overnight, airport delays and cancellations totaling more than 3,000 nationwide. the frustration felt in denver where high winds kept planes grounded. >> we'll keep an eye on visibility and our operations team will make that call. >> reporter: to the south, those same winds posing another problem, dry conditions prompting the national weather
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service to issue an extremely critical fire risk. its highest level. but back in the midwest, even though april fool's day is long past, many starting to believe the weather is just a cruel trick from mother nature. the spring blizzard even throwing the colorado rockies a curve ball. the team forced to postpone its game with the atlanta braves wednesday as snow covered koorz field. >> we're still waiting for official numbers to come in this morning, but some areas could see more snow over a two-day span than they've seen in my month period. hoda? >> oh my gosh, morgan in minneapolis, thanks. >> only one person to go to now. >> who is that? >> mr. roker. what do you expect today? >> well, guys, we already reports of 100 mile-per-hour winds gusts in texas and parts of colorado. some places picking up two feet of snow. here is what we're looking for today. we've got right now 16 million people that are under some sort of winter weather advisory and as far as the winds are concerned, 36 million people
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affected and there's also severe weather to talk about. we've got a severe area for 9 million people in the midwest. so, a lot going on today as this system pushes to the east. we're going to see snow and wind continuing for the plains and midwest plus a line of severe storms strengthening this evening from chicago all the way down to memphis and friday, some heavier rain develops into the east coast by night fall. airport delays are going to be a real mess. minneapolis, kansas city today, chicago, st. louis for showers and wind, detroit later today. and then also as we move into friday, rain overnight for new york will cause delays, same in d.c., detroit, chicago for gusty winds, minneapolis rain and snow and speaking of snow, we're looking at anywhere from 6 to 18 inches of snow from the dakotas into central minnesota. so, and the interestingly enough, guys, minneapolis, they were supposed to have a tornado drill today. it's been cancelled because of the snow. back to you. >> all right, al. thank you so much. all right. we have craig here with the story out of washington? >> savannah, hoda, good morning.
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good morning to you as well. that's right. a new fire storm has been sparked by some explosive comments from attorney general william barr during a senate hearing on wednesday. democrats firing back after barr claimed the government spied on president trump's presidential campaign. we have two reports and we start with nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. peter, good morning. >> reporter: hey, craig, good morning. democrats are taking aim at william barr, the nation's top law enforcement officer, arguing his latest comments declaring his belief without evidence that the trump campaign was spied on call into question his independence. house speaker nancy pelosi slamming barr, arguing he's acting like the attorney general not out of the united states but of donald trump. >> reporter: this morning, the attorney general under fire. >> how very, very dismaying and disappointing that the chief law enforcement officer of our country is going off the rails. >> reporter: the backlash after william barr's startling
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assessment wednesday questioning whether the early days of the counterintelligence investigation into the trump campaign may have been handled improperly. >> yes. i think spying did occur. >> well, let me -- >> but the question is whether it was predicated, adequately predicating and i'm not suggesting it wasn't adequately predicated but i need to explore that. >> reporter: barr later clarified he has no proof of wrong doing but he wants to make sure there was no unauthorized surveillance. >> i have no specific evidence i would cite now. i do have questions about it. >> you just have some interest in this, you don't have any evidence? >> i have concerns about various aspects of it. >> reporter: barr's comments echo an unsubstantiated comment claim president trump has made repeatedly that his campaign was subject to illegal surveillance. >> they spied on me. they spied on our campaign. who would think that's possible? >> reporter: the president escalating his outrage on wednesday. >> this was a, an attempted coup. this was an attempted takedown of a president, and we beat
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them. we beat them. >> reporter: democrats quickly blasted barr's spying assertion calling it unfounded and irresponsible. >> the word spying when you start linking spying with law enforcement or the intelligence community, that sets off red flags everywhere. >> peter, back to the mueller report a moment, still a lot of folks eagerly anticipating its release. did barr give better indication precisely what information he is planning to release? >> reporter: craig, a bit. barr told lawmakers while the mueller report he releases will include redactions he will not black out information just because it would damage the president's reputation looking to protect people in private life, not public office holders. the president hasn't seen it and doesn't even care about it. again claiming he's been totally exonerated. in fact, barr's abbreviated summary on mueller's conclusions
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on objection of justice, mueller specifically did not exonerate the president. craig? >> peter alexander at the white house. thank you. also this morning, one of the first muslim women elected to congress defending herself. after making controversial comments about the 9/11 attacks. nbc's kristen welker joins us with that story. hey, kristen, good morning. >> reporter: minnesota freshman democratic congresswoman representative ilhan omar one of the country of first muslim women elected to congress has been at the center of a firestorm but now re-igniting a controversy over comments made about the september 11th terrorist attack. now, the remarks came last month when omar was speaking at an event for the council on american-islamic relations known as c.a.r.e. in los angeles. she inaccurately said the group was founded as a result of 9/11. take a listen. >> c.a.r.e. was founded after 9/11, because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil
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liberties. >> reporter: now, c.a.r.e. was actually founded in 1994, well before the terrorist attacks. some conservative commentators sharply criticized omar's remarks, not because she got the date wrong, rather accusing her of downplaying the 9/11 attacks. one commentator questioning the congresswoman's loyalty to the united states. now, omar responded overnight on "the late show" with stephen colbert. >> i took an oath to uphold the constitution. i am as american as everyone else is and -- >> reporter: as i said, omar sparked backlash in the past. in fact, shortly after taking office she wassed a mon fished by democratic house speaker nancy pelosi for making comments that some felt were anti-semitic. omar apologized at the time and told colbert overnight, "when you tell me that you are pained by something, i say i will always listen and i will acknowledge your pain." . hoda? >> kristen welker, thank you. kristen, thank you. >> a lot of reaction here in new york. the cover of the new york post some people did something, here
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is your something. so you can see that there's a big reaction. >> talking about that this morning. >> near ground zero. frightening moments wednesday for passengers onboard and american airlines flight out of jfk airport here in new york shortly after takeoff. pilots were forced to turn the plane around and return to the airport because apparently the plane hit a sign along the runway as it was taking off. the photo there was taken by a passenger, of course, shows damage to the wing. passengers were eventually put on another plane and were able to do their flight to los angeles. >> wow. all right. al, you're back with a forecast. you're talking about travel delays as well. >> you need a side-view mirror. objects may be closer than they appear. it's tough. anyway, take a look. what we've got around the rest of the country today. of the country. looking at blizzard conditions again in the plains. strong winds through texas. wet weather moving into the pacific northwest. sunshine up and down the east coast, a little on the cool side but all in all not too shabby. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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. good thursday morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. a live look outside over san jose. we can see some cloud filtering the sun shine, it will be a mostly cloudy skies, low temperatures heading into the 60. this headed up to 67 degrees, in oak, expect a high of 65 and 64 in san francisco. napa today reaching 66 degrees. our forecast parms up tomorrow and saturday. the rain may beack in the
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forecast on monday. >> some potentially dangerous weather to the south. >> thank you, al. just ahead, two hikers missing for nearly five days on a rugged california mountain, how their snowy foot print helped crews track them down. >> owhat winfrey opening up, prince harry. this is "today" on nbc.
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moving in. we can take a look outside in san francisco, it looks nice, our temperatures will be slightly cooler, still gusty winds, in the north bay, some upper 60s and upper 60s for the inland areas, going into the rest of the forecast, it's going to heat up and feel very much like spring friday and saturday reaching the mid-70s with sunny skies, we will see more of a breeze that cools our temperatures down on sunday and there could be showers moving in early next week. overall, looking very nice and spring like. our temperatures are going up and down, let's head over to vianey for a commute. >> we have crashes causing some delays, one being reported in the south bay. expect delays backed up all the way beyond the expressway. slow down on 580. and a live look right now for
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the most part, though, the morning compute has been moving along. >> i'll have another update coming up in 30 minutes.
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we're back. 7:30 with a black hole seen for the very first time. and it's exciting, as exciting as that image is, we like this one too. this young lady is a scientist, came up with the algorithm as we understand and we'll share her incredible story just ahead. >> an electrical engineer found herself here and look at her in the middle of history. >> one of her friends put it out there. it wt katie that made sure the world knew it was her. quite the humble. a check of today's headlines. breaking news. julian assange, fugitive founder the wikileaks arrested in
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london. you can see him there carried out of the embassy in ecuador by the metropolitan police almost unrecognizable. wanted by british police for skipping bail in 2012 while under investigation for rape in sweden but wanted here in the u.s. for one of the worst and most embarrassing leaks of government classified documents in history. a source directly familiar with the situation sells nbc news the u.s. is making plans to seek extradition of assange in connection with sealed federal charges. this morning, big developments out of special counsel robert mueller's investigation. president obama former white house counsel greg craig, attorneys for the veteran lawyer say he expects to be indicted for his work in the government of ukraine. overnirt the "wall street journal report"ed sources familiar with the matter believe greg craig will be charged with aking false statements to the
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justice department unit that oversees foreign governments and he denies those charge. and parts of north carolina still shut down this morning after a massive gas explosion on wednesday. search and rescue teams are still combing through the debris looking to are more victims. at least one killed. 17 others hurt. a security camera you see there captures the blast. about 30 minutes earlier firefighters were called to the scene when someone reported the smell of gas. the leak apparently was caused by a contractor who hit a gas line while drilling. authorities immediately started evacuating the area but could not get everyone out before something sparked that explosion. now to a remarkable rescue in california. two hikers missing on a rugged mountain for nearly a week were rescued overnight. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has the details. what happened? >> reporter: supposed to be a day-long trip hiking on california's mount baldy but a young couple got lost nearly
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five days and relied on wits and experience to survive. overnight, a miracle on the mountaintop. >> thank you to all of the volunteers that were helping look for us. we were very grateful to be found tonight. >> reporter: a pair of hikers in southern california found alive after going missing for nearly five days. >> we're both perfectly fine. no serious injuries. >> reporter: eric desplinter and his girlfriend gabrielle wallace set off for a day hike in the snowy mountains of mount baldy when they ban gearing offcourse. a man who served in afghanistan is a veteran climber and says the path got too rough. >> we just lost the trail and had a little bit of a slip going to the peak ofga peak and decided we wouldn't go back up the ice and snow and tried to descend through a valley, but that valley was more treacherous than we thought. >> reporter: soaring more than
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10,000 feet, mount san antonio often referred to as mount baldy is the tallest in los angeles county and considered one of the most dangerous and deadly mountains in the u.s. >> rationed our food, drank water through a life straw. kept as warm as possible. >> reporter: authorities say search teams scoured 19,000 acres of rugged terrain for days and finally discovered two sets of footprints and began following them and then alerted helicopter of coordinates. helicopters spotted the couple's camp fire. >> nothing i could give them in return that could be good enough for me to express my gratitude for them. >> reporter: this morning after a series of dangerously wrong turns led them on a day's long ordeal a pair of hikers are thankful a trail of clues led to their rescue. >> miguel, sounds like the
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rescue was pretty tricky? >> reporter: certainly was, savannah. res tu teams say it took quite some time to access the situation and because of the time of day thought it was too dangerous to send in a team on foot. in the end both of the people were helicoptered out, hoisted up one by one. both happy to be safer and sound this morning. >> incredible. brave rescuers for sure. >> uh-huh. miguel, thank you. another big story we're following this morning. the weather. looking at thunderstorms down south. >> and possibility of tornados, too, as we head on into the weekend. here's what we're looking at for saturday afternoon into saturday night. 22 million people at risk. this is very unusual. third day. three days out for the national weather service to put this out. da damaging winds, hail and significant tornadoes are possible. new low developing in the south saturday coming up through texas. a flood threat increases in the southern plains and as we get into sunday morning the rain and storms move east. back side of the system, a mix of snow and rain.
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possible for chicago. strong storms developing in the southeast sunday. rainfall amounts generally about one to two inches but as you get into the lower mississippi river valley, locally four to five inches of rain and that's going to put more pressure on those rivers that are already at flood good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's turning mostly cloudy across the bay area. our temperatures as a result will be cooler and we are going to have some gusty winds as the weather system passes by the region. we will see highs reaching into the upper 60, warming up tomorrow, saturday skies clear. it will be breezy, cooling down the temperatures on sunday and monday, we could be tracking a new round of rain. >> and that's your latest weather. craig. >> thank you for coming here this morning. a woman woman that you can thank for that first ever view of one
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two people recognizable by their first names. who would have ever thought a member of the british family would team up with oprah to talk about their feelings. a dream team is taking on mental illness. prince harry and oprah winfrey. teaming up to create a multi-part documentary series on mental health. set to launch on apple tv next year. >> harry and i will normalize it to the point like hey i got mental illness. that's what you want, to call it out to the point where it's not a stigmatized big deal. >> the partnership was announced on prince harry's and meghan markle official instagram account in which harry writes our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive, sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the
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darkest places adding i'm incredibly froubd working alongside oprah on this vital series. oprah responding to the post writing delighted to be partnering with you. i hope we shed a lot of light and change some lives. the series which two have been developing for months secretly was teased by oprah at a star-studded launch event for apple tv plus last month. >> yet unnamed multi-part series focuses on mental health and how this scourge of depression and an eighth, post-traumatic stress, addiction, trauma and loss is devastating lives daily across the globe. >> it's an issue close to harry's heart. >> some will be afraid to ask for help. others won't have anyone to turn to. >> in 2016 harry teamed up with his brother prince william and
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duchess kate to launch heads together an initiative aimed at decreasing the stigma around mental health issues. in 2017 harry famously opened up about his own issues. >> indeed princess diana died today. >> following the death of his mother in 1997 when he was just 12 years old. >> i can safely say losing my mom at age of 12 and shutting down my emotions for the last 20 years has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but work as well. i've been close to a complete breakdown. >> within free unveiled how the partnership started. she asked him what was the most important issue facing the world. he responded climate change and mental wellness. >> those two are doing some incredible work. folks are wondering when is megan due. what do we know? >> we don't know very much.
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and prince harry and megan issuing a statement this morning saying they will keep this private. saying their royal highness took a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. saying they will share what they call exciting news after they celebrated with their families. i don't think we'll see those crowns of media outside hospital. remember what we saw waiting. >> she doesn't want to walk out in front of the window. does harry have fewer obligations as a royal since he's not right in line for the throne. >> he does. isn't it stunning. we saudi ana walk without the baby. kate walked out with the baby. if they don't do that it tells you the different kind of riles they will be. and how harry is slowly moving away from family. we'll see how they live their
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we are back. 7:49. carson is in the orange room with one of our favorite stories of the morning. >> good morning. awesome. on wednesday the national science foundation unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole. 55 million light years away. this revolutionary photograph was made possible thanks to the event horizon telescope. a major day for scientists, an even bigger day for female scientists as the world learned that this young lady 29-year-old mitt grad katie bowman helped develop the algorithm that even made that image possible. sharing a photo on facebook writing watching in disbelief as the first image i ever made of a black hole is in the process of being reconstructed. praise poured in from around the world. through some of it. amazing's so glad you're getting the recognition you deserve. mighty woman indeed. another one, congratulations and more power to you and women like you making all of us proud.
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this is a really cool split screen here. look at this image. bowman on the left with hard drives of data. next to her, iconic 1969 image of margaret hamilton with the apollo guidance software code that she helped develop. that's pretty awesome. bowman made sure that the whole team was credited sharing a group photo of scientists from around the world and writing, no one algorithm k acquired this. i'm luck toy have had an opportunity to work with all of you and in an interview with the "washington post" didn't know about the black hole six years ago, she's 23. incredible how far she's come. this image, stunning. do give you reference of its size. 6.5 billion times larger than the sun. >> wow. >> that's big. >> wow. >> roker, you were saying it's not a photograph in the typical
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it's everything a small business owner needs. comcast business. beyond fast. it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, breaking news. julian assange arrested in london. the wiki looebs founder nearly unrecognizable removed from the ecuadorian embassy where he's been in hiding seven years. what does this mean for criminal charges against him in the u.s.? live with the latest. plus, remembering america's prince. we will hear from john f. kennedy jr.'s second family. the staff at the magazine he founded. how was he as a boss? >> he was inspiring. he was encouraging. >> how they are honoring their former boss and friend nearly 20 years after his death. and hitting the books. kim kardashian opening up about
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her serious plans to become a licensed attorney. >> definitely not a trend. definitely not a fad. it's not something to get attention. >> how the tabloid picture is turning her idea into a reality without going to law school. today, thursday, april 11, 2019. ♪ i know i'd go back to you >> we're the clark county! >> from virginia! >> hey to my brother in seattle and my mother in colorado springs. >> from richmond, virginia. >> to new york city for the "today" show! [ cheers ] >> from chelsea high school in michigan -- >> all: go! >> and i'm chris and i watch the "today" show before i go to work every day. i'm a wine guy here in napa valley. >> i'm at the "today" show! happy birthday. welcome back to "today." it's a busy thursday morning. so happy you're watching at home and so thrilled for the folks who came out with their coats
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back on, winter came back again. >> i know. >> out to say hi to us. >> and thrilled about the shout-outs. if you love to join in the fun, you know the drill. use the hashtag bottom of the screen. share your messaging with us. perhaps from a winery as well. #mytoday. >> and we have a lot to get to this half hour including news at 8:00. fugitive wikileaks julian assange under arrest dragged out of a foreign embassy and now facing charges here in the u.s. nbc's kelly cobiella has more. >> reporter: at the police station, arrested earlier today, julian assange for skipping bail back in 2012 when he sought asylum in the ecuadorian embassy it avoid extradition to sweden on sexual assault and rape allegations.
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this morning ecuador's president announcing on twitter that he was withdrawing assange's asylum status. he said for repeated violations for international conventions, but we now know there is, appears to be, anyway, more to it than that. just a short time ago, the metropolitan police releasing a statement saying that assange has been further arrested after his arrival here at the police station on the behalf of the united states, on an extradition warrant. assange, of course, founded wikileaks. that organization behind the massive classified document dump back in 2010. documents related to the afghanistan and iraq wars, and again releasing documents stolen from the democratic national committee in 2016. now, a source directly familiar with the situation tells nbc news the u.s. is, in fact, making plans to extra diet assange to the u.s., in connection with sealed federal
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charges filed in the eastern district of virginia. the nature and content of that criminal case is unclear, but the source also tells nbc news that it relates to conduct dating back to the early days of wikileaks. this morning assange's lawyer says that they are bitterly disappointed. they called this extradition effort unprecedented, and say that assange is simply a foreign journalist publishing true information. a long fight ahead. savannah? >> right. i'll take it. thanks, kelly, in london. the powerful spring storm causing travel chaos in the west is heading e heavy rain and damaging winds and al has it all mapped for us. >> talking about wind gusts over 100-mile-per-hour in colorado. and also texas. look at this. we are seeing thundersnow right around sioux falls. this is giving you an idea how intense this is. snowfall rates 1 to 2 inches per hour!
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16 million people under some sort of winter advisory warning. ice storm or blizzard warning. 36 million people under some sort of high wind watch or advisory. and we got severe weather warnings. 9 million people at risk for damaging winds and hail and some tornadoes possible. this storm system getting itself together. still intensifying. snow and wind for the plains and mist. line of showers and thunderstorms strengthening this evening into chicago, all the way down to memphis and jackson and rain to the east coast. snowfall amounts the heaviest up to the northern plains we are looking also into the upper mist from of 6 to 12 inches nmore of snow. a suspect under arrest for fires at three black churches in louisia louisiana. the suspect is reportedly the son of a sheriff's deputy. all three churches were empty
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and the frirs took place and badly damaged and no injuries were reported. they say it's domestic terrorism and reflection of the tension spreading across the country. the number of companies paying no federal tax on the u.s. operations is reportedly doubled first year since president trump's new tax law took effect. the senate for republican integrity says 60 companies owed nothing or earned rebates for 2018. that is despite a combined 79 billion dollars in u.s. pretax income. the companies include global giants like amazon, chef ron and eli lilly. the tax acts signed by president lowered the tax rate from 35% to 21%. 20,000 people are expected at today's memorial service for nipsey hussle. free tickets were made available this week and gone within an
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hour. he was fatally shot near his los angeles clothing store in late march. fans embraced him for his community activism as long as grammy nominated awards. you may have seen people hitching a ride? this little dog grabs on to a shaggy mop and claiming it! he wouldn't let go. he liked it. a smooth ride and he went across the surface and stayed with it and kept going and playing with it. the dog is having a ball! all you need is a mop and a floor. >> he is helping to clean! he is like an extension of the mop. good for them. good doggie! >> a lot more ahead including wrap it up, mr. pitt. see what happened when a county board member had to shush a hollywood legend. >> jfk's second family. the staff of the magazine he started honoring their boss and friend ahead of the 20th anniversary of his death.
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♪ and you never felt this type of emotion ♪ ♪ make you're jaw drop drop say oh my drop drop drop ♪ ♪ make u say oh my god my drop drop ♪ ♪ make you're jaw drop make u say oh my god ♪ and welcome back this morning on "today." we are remembering the prince of camelot. john f. kennedy jr. >> in july it will be 20 years since he, his wife caroline and her sister lauren were killed in a small plane crash off martha's vineyard. 20 years later remembered by those who knew him the best. anne thompson joins us. >> hard to believe 20 years. john jr. came from a political dynasty but in the end chose to cover politics instead of running for office. he co-founded the political magazine "george," and armed with a small staff, that staff became like a second family to him. this morning some of them are opening up about the man they
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knew away from the spotlight. he's remembered as america's prince. john f. kennedy jr. born to john and jackie not long after his father was elected to the white house. john-john's occasion playground, the oval office. this indelible and heartbreaking image on one of america's most painful days. the world watched john junior grow into a glamorous and determined young man. despite a few growing pains. >> i don't think i've seen as many of you in one place since announcing my first bar exam. >> reporter: and outside of washington -- >> ladies and gentlemen, meet "george." >> reporter: john co-founded the magazine "george." >> it was him. intersection of celebrity and politics. >> reporter: the george staff became john's second family. a dynamic they remember fondly in an article for "the hollywood
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reporter." i sat down with some of them to talk about their former boss and friend. >> how was he as a boss? >> he was inspiring. he was encouraging. and he always had this way of putting people in a little bit over their heads, because he felt they would rise to the occasion. >> i never met someone like that again. who is so willing to try any idea. >> reporter: "george" was known for eye-catching celebrity covers including supermodel cindy crawford dressed as founding father george washington for the first issue. >> what was his wildest idea? >> putting madonna on the cover of the magazine dressed as his mother. the wildest idea. >> reporter: if "george" was operating today and he was there to run it. >> oh, wow. we would be having "the" time of our lives. >> do you have a favorite cover? >> the happy birthday, mr. president, cover. ♪ happy birthday mr. president
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>> that was sung by marilyn monroe to his father. >> exactly. >> at a time when a lot of people thought they were having an affair. >> yes. >> was he at all reticent to do that? >> he had a way of being, you know, sort of irreverent and playing with the iconography of his family and could separate it. didn't take it personally. >> confirmed all three bodies, john f. kennedy jr. his wife caroline and sir lauren found on the ocean floor off martha's vineyard. >> flying a small plane to his cousin's wedding on cape cod a trip he'd taken dozens of times but kennedy, his wife and sister-in-law would never make it to their final destination. >> what do you remember about that day? >> i was staying in his apartment that night, because nigh air conditioning had broken and about 11:00 the phone started ringing off the hook. >> so many people who loved him, he he had touched deeply.
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he had so much to give. we're so unused to somebody who has that power thas, that beaut everything open to them who doesn't abuse it. >> abuse it! >> i mean, so, he never did. so i think people liked, they're interested in him because they think, how did that happen? and how did we lose it? >> hmm. >> wow. >> that's what i think is why people are still so attracted to his story after 20 years. because it is that loss of promise. and what he could have done with his life. >> uh-huh. >> talk of political office? >> they said, right -- he didn't want to be a senator, they said, because he thought all they did was talk. they said he actually was more interested in being a governor, because you could actually get things done. >> such a new york staple. i remember once walking through central park when i just moved here. he was playing like frisbee. i remembered people just watching in awe of this guy. a hold on people.
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just like a regular guy. >> i remember on the day i came for my interview as nbc news i was walking back to my hotel, and he walked by me and he looked up and smiled and i thought, he's my good luck charm. >> it worked. >> hard to believe it's 20 years, though. >> i know. >> and martha's vineyard that night, weather was terrible. >> anne, thank you so much. >> thanks for sharing. bet us getlet us get a chec forecast. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by -- "missing link" in theaters everywhere tomorrow. a little cool here in the northeast. but we have at least some sunshine. sunny skies down the east coast. severe storms developing in the central plains and mississippi valley. fire danger, because it's so dry and windy in the southwest. that could be a big problem, and then look for more wet weather and snowy conditions through the pacific
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. this is a live look outside over san jose. it's turning cloudy out there. we are seeing the clouds move in. a slight chance of rain mostly in the north bay. other than that, gusty winds and cooler temperatures. but it all clears out and warms up tomorrow. we'll be in the mid-70s for friday and saturday. by sunday, we're looking at highs in the upper 60s. by monday, could be tracking a new round of rain. i'll have more updates on that. and that's your latest weather. savannah? two reasons to be excited. jenna is here. >> the new host of the 10:00 hour? >> yes. >> me too? >> double checking. >> day four. >> going awesome! here for "pop start." >> tabloid, fixture, lawyer, what? huh? sounds strange it is. get used to it. kardashian-west kelling e vogue" magazine she's studying for the
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bar exam. like, the ream bar exam. not the watering hole. the real thing. "pop star" natalie morales has more for us. what can you tell us? >> california is one of four states that does not require attorneys to have a law even a college degree to take the bar exam. instead you can do an apprenticeship with a practicing attorney before taking the bar. part of an old system now pursued by an icon of the social media era. kim kardashian esquire? caught many by surprise when she first started speaking out on criminal justice reform >> i love this woman. >> love this lady. >> reporter: had you voice made a crucial difference for alice marie johnson imprisoned two decades on a non-violent drug charge telling hoda about her white house meeting with president trump. >> i first said that i am here because i really want to know why you kicked chloe off "the apprentice." that was the first thing i said. he laughed and it broke the ice.
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then we got focused. >> reporter: a week after that meeting alice marie johnson learned she was going home. since then kardashian-west continued to use her celebrity for the cause, ktelling haven't haven't van jones she's ready to take it to the next ledvel. >> i'm like, god if there wasn't the long college process i would be an attorney, but i researched that in the state of california i could assist an attorney for three years, and just take the bar. >> reporter: "vogue" reporting kardashian-west started her apprenticeship and plans to take the bar in 2022. kim's attorney saying that she's serious. >> it's definitely not a trend. definitely not a fad. it's not something to get attention. this is a true and authentic interest that she has had and a commitment to taking it to the next level. >> reporter: and if the idea of kim kardashian filing legal
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documents seems surreal, friends say it's in her genes. >> get ready for tomorrow is all we're doing. >> reporter: her late father robert o.j. simpson's personal attorney and member of the famous legal dream team. now kim adding to the family legacy keeping up with her law books. kim tells "vogue" at some point this summer she'll take a shorter version known as the baby bar. if she passes that given the okay to continue for three more years of study and, guys, she is taking it very seriously and could be kim kardashian esquire one day. >> by the way, a great baby bar on 54 and -- >> and savannah, you could help her study. >> how hard is the bar? >> really hard. it's really hard. >> give me a sample question. >> i can but i will tell you california's bar is -- like reputed to be one of the hardest. it used to be three days, but they made it two now, which most bars are two days but you have
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to memorize -- >> takes the baby bar, is it easier? >> i guess. never heard of a baby bar, other than the one we visit. yeah, i goes probably some test to make sure you can take the actual test. >> like the psa. >> the bar exam is very hard. you have to memorize a lot of law, and it's multiple choice and it's an essay portion. so i say that if she can pass that bar. >> oh, god bless her. >> she deserves to be an attorney. >> you need a tutor, call savannah. >> i've forgotten what i once knew. all gone. thank you for that story and up next, brad pitt took a different role than usual playing a concerned citizen during a los angeles county board of supervisors, he attended to argue more funding and improvements made to the l.a. county museum. but was cut off by the board of supervisors chairman when he went a little over earn his allotted time. >> this part of the building and this part of the building and this part of the building, and -- i just -- i can't say
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enough about him. >> thank you. i know. it gives me great pain to say, wrap it up, mr. pitt. it kills me to say that. but, wrap it up. >> we actors suffer from verbosity. i ask you to take the leap of faith for the vision in collection -- >> thank you. >> four the future and -- how we move through this museum. >> thank you. >> and i think it's going to be a gem -- i'm gone. thank you. >> cut! >> we only do one take here. >> wow. >> there it is. >> good. >> chairwoman a great -- she's like scorsese. >> brad pitt, wrap, wrap! >> diane keaton. >> also there helping out and pleading for the board to approve that funding. however, she wrapped up her speech with time to spare. which she reverted back to brad pitt. in other news last night on "the tonight show" drew barrymore jimmy's guest
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disguising themselves. dancing around 30 rock while lip-synching. see how it went. ♪ jump up, jump back oh, baby, oh, oh ♪ now that you can do it well, let's make a chain now ♪ come on, baby, do the locomotion ♪ a chug-a-chug-a motion like a railroad train now ♪ come on, baby, do the locomotion ♪ do it nice and easy now and don't lose control a little bit of rhythm and a lot of soul ♪ so come on, come on and do ♪ the locomotion with me ♪ frightening to think that could be perceived at normal behavior by tourists. >> just another day. unfazed. >> and they got a large crowd here. fun fact. saying they recorded it just using cell phones. finally, jbh meets mph.
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sat down with author for digital series "open book." he revealed when he first fell in love with books. >> do you remember where you were when you first fell in love with reading? >> i have had a love affair with the tactile book since i was a child, really. i grew up in a small town in new mexico and there was a book shop there called the aspen tree book shop. used to hire kids on january 1st, new year's morning, to do invinner to and i, from that point on, just loved the way they feel. i love the way they smell. i love looking at your library and having it be a reflection of who you are. >> ah, lost in that book talk. >> i am such a nerd. kneel patrick harris loves books, avid reader and writer a wildly series out "the magic misfits" kids are crazy about
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and recommended a parenting book, which i have since recommended to you. >> the one you told me to read? >> about disciplining. >> the "whole brain child" recommended it to me because i needed a little help. >> will you read it and give bullet points? >> we will. >> buy the cliff notes. >> awesome. >> and talk about anything else? >> parenthood. he has 9-year-old twins. i'm a twin. twin talk. again, nerds all around. >> watch the fum episode head to for that. time for "daily clip." >> always have time. >> favorite time of the year. masters tournament underway at famed augusta national. this morning starting. jordan spieth already putting 0en a show during the annual par 3 contest. this is fun. >> i saw this. >> oh! cool. >> oh, no. >> tried it on purpose, skip a golf ball across that lake on the par 3. >> oh, my gosh. >> yeah. watch this. >> come on. >> no, it didn't happen. >> about 14 feet from the cup. >> okay. >> and this is all for fun.
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put on a little show for the crowd. try to skip it. >> amadezinamazing! >> awesome. a contest, having fun. we'll see. good luck to all the players. good morning, it )s 8-26... i )m ... a new report is raising concerns p-g-and-e rates may be primed to skyrocket. that )s if california continues >> very good morning to you. a new report raising concerns pg&e rates may be primed to skyrocket if california continues to follow victim to massive wildfires and the utility is held liable. it looked at the pattern of recent devastating fires and assumes pg&e would pass any future associated costs onto ratepayers. if recent history follows form, utility rates may double. pg&e issued a response saying it remains committed to supporting people in its service area affected by recent disasters. time to check the morning commute.
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vianey is in for mike. we have seen a number of additional crashes being reported. northbound 880, 31a, a couple of road restrictions from an earlier crash. delays back through san leandro. a couple of delays 580 to richmond bridge, 17 minutes. and 21 minutes to the san mateo bridge. south bay, for the most part, has been pretty good and clear. however, look at the san mateo bridge. a building commute. again, the metering lights have been on for quite some time. building traffic along westbound 580. laura? thank you very much. another local news update in a half an hour. i hope to see you then.
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"today's" crowd moment is created in partnership with our sister company, universal pictures and secret life of pets 2. [ cheers and applause ] today is a very special day. you see the crowd here on the plaza. fired up. we've got a very special crowd
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moment in honor of the occasion that's national pet day today. we love our pets. it's a beautiful thing. looking for ezra, littletllette margaret? >> ezra, lillette and margaret. >> one two -- hello. you want a high five, too? do you guys have dogs? >> yes! >> well, when we had a baby he went to live with my mom. not anymore. >> do you have a dog? >> yeah. >> everybody's got dogs. how about right here? what's your name? >> ezra. >> do you have a dog. >> no. >> oh. have you talked to mom about getting a dog. >> yes. >> and how's that going? >> good. >> hold on one second. where's al roker? can you come over one quick second, if you don't mind. >> i'm right here. >> this is my friend ezra. >> this is heidi, and your mom is giving you a surprise with the help of our friends here at hearts and bones rescue. this is heidi, and she's for you
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guys. your mom -- mom knows all about it. so there she is. she's a little rescue. she was a stray from texas. what do you think? >> about time! >> hold on tight. >> we're so excited for you. >> oh! >> ah. ezra, lilleth and mart, a new addition to their family. >> 2.5 months old. >> lovely sight. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. enjoy heidi. there you go. oh, she loves -- >> oh, yeah. >> by the way, guys, more for you. we've got a little gift basket of "secret life of pets 2" a bunch of goodies to take home. wow. bigger than the doggy. >> that's right. >> take the stuff home and -- how do you feel about it? >> it's great. >> how do you feel down there? >> good! >> happy? >> yes. >> look how you're smiling. yeah. >> well, thank you, mom, too, for working with us. >> awesome. >> and making that awesome. >> the best mom in america right there. >> exactly. >> so cool. >> mom was in on this, again. >> yep.
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>> enjoy. >> wow. >> pretty cool. >> that's how you do it, national pet day. >> awesome. >> i don't know if we can top a puppy giveaway but we have a good half hour coming up including molly shannon. amazing and hilarious. trying something different with a new role and excited to talk to her about that. >> we're going to count down to a special live performance from music sensation lizzo, but before we hear lizzo, they've held up a sign that said, "hey, ask us to sing." where are you from? >> maryville, virginia. >> one, two -- ♪ as i went down to the river and pray ♪ something about that good old way ♪ the story grows, good, lord, show me the way ♪ oh, children, let's go down ♪ ♪ let's go down, come on down oh, children, let's go down ♪ ♪ down in the river to pray
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>> wow! >> yes. man. nice. [ cheers and applause ] >> impromptu concerts! >> love it. thank you. >> but, wait. there's more. no. coming up in a few minutes in the third hour of "today," a special pet addition. we'll continue the theme, a special pet edition of our take it off segment. one woman helped her overweight sluggish dog, helped him get moving again. >> oh, good. >> plus pepper, my pepper and dylan's pet making a special #thirdhourtoday. >> love it, al. got weather too? >> oh, yes. there's that. there's that as well. look at your weekend ahead. friday, snowy and windy up through the upper midwest. mountain snows in the rockies and we've got eastern storms on friday. turns mild in the east but look out. severe weather to deal with in the lower mississippi river valley on saturday. wet weather in the pacific northwest. sunday -- sunday -- strong storms move in to the southeast.
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heavy rain in the midwest. cool highs through the plains and look for more snow and rain in the pacific good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a live look outside in san francisco. it is mostly cloudy. we're also seeing the clouds over dublin right now. and expect the sun to peek out every now and then. overall, we're looking at a cloudy day. going through the forecast, gusty winds, cooler temperatures. and then warming up as skies clear tomorrow. expect mid-70s for the end of the week, into the start of the weekend. slightly cooler on sunday. we may have some more rain chances back in the forecast next monday. ♪ so, now, my people beware you're in charge of the season ♪ up next, an honest look at stress. why teenagers are experiencing more of it and how you can help
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8:37 now. we are back with our ongoing series "stress less today." >> april is national stress awareness month, and the number of teens who say they're stressed out or anxious is reaching disturbing new levels. nbc senior national correspondent kate snow is here with that one. >> good morning, guys. we're all stressed out. recent survey 44%, stress levels have gone up in the past five years but teenagers are particular will vulnerable leading to anxiety, depression, obesity and a lot of other long-term health problems. >> reporter: being a teenager in new york city right now isn't easy. just ask this high school junior and these seniors. >> we're all friends we're competing with one another in a way to show that we're better thatten each other. >> very much keeping up with the joneses.
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>> pressure to do everything and be the perfect person. >> everyone's simultaneously telling you, take every opportunity, do every extracurricular get all these good grades but it's okay if you can't, focus on one thing and it's like, pick a side. >> reporter: applied to 18 colleges. this girl to 30. >> 30? >> it's crazy. >> when's the last time you guys had a completely free day? no plans? >> reporter: they can't remember. >> i just feel like -- at least like, hanging out especially. like, i feel like everyone's on their phones. >> our cell phones and social media has become such a huge part of our lives. when we step away from that it's like we're almost missing something. feels like no one else is acknowledging it. like, no one is acknowledging that they're stressed out. no one is acknowledging that here to feeling emotions that they do. >> yet everybody is stressed out jrchlt yeah. everyone is having the same
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experience. >> the constant exposure to information, to social evaluation in a way that is truly nonstop, 24 hours a day, can contribute to high levels of stress in young people. >> reporter: at the child study center at yale university, dr. el liebowitz is using biofeedback and brain scans to measure stress. showing kids how to manage when it becomes debilitating. >> tries to pace your breathing. >> just practicing simple exercises, breathing in and breathing out at a slow pace we're able to bring down that physical stress level and to increase their relaxation. >> reporter: they also teach parents how to be supportive of a child with anxiety but not overdo it so children learn to regulate stress on their own. >> support is the key. but they're also showing their child, i have confidence in you.
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i know that you can be strong. >> reporter: what do you do to get rid of stress? >> spend time with my friends. >> talk with my mom. >> surrounding myself with people i love. >> meditation. >> hmm. what would your advice be to kids that are a little younger. >> take time to connect to the people you love. connect with your parents. connect with your friends. >> nice. one, two -- >> offered another solution. goes to lunch with friends, they all put their phones in the middle of the table, and whoever touches their phone first has to pay the bill. >> ooh. >> i like that. >> i've done that. it works. >> it does. >> nobody touching their phone. >> a sometimes feel stress is contagious and that parents are trying to do the right thing to destress their kids. >> right. yet we're overscheduling and making them stress. so a couple of tips from the experts. one, show understanding when your kids of stressed out. validate them. say i understand. i get this. also remember, though, your child can cope. you don't have to cope for them.
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you can help them learn how to cope, and model, what i'm bad at, be a role model. don't be stressed out yourselves. >> right, and trite to -- when high daughter needs to deep breathe i have to do it with her and kind of get myself into that head space as well. >> when a kid, wasn't that stress because i was dumb. i mean that seriously. ignorant. lack of knowledge. there wasn't a superinformation highway. i didn't know things. i didn't know the every move my peers were making in realtime. so i was ignorant to it around me. colby, come out, play ball? the simple things. >> and the doctor talked that. we are in such information overload. our kids are getting, just stuff coming at them constantly. >> i just listened to nick. he'll say, dad, too much stuff. all right, dude. take off what you don't have to do that's important. >> thanks, kate. over to craig. >> hey! look who's here molly shannon. >> yeah. >> live from studio 1a. talk about her surprising new role.
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did you know critics are describing it as brilliant? >> really? so nice. >> brilliant. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ dramatic orchestral music ]
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we are back, and we are with molly shannon. of course you know molly from her years on "snl." now she's taking on a serious role. >> right. the movie's called "wild nights with emily" stars poet emily dickinson fighting to get published in a male-dominated literally world. wasn't quite used to it. >> i always ask myself what is poetry in essence? f. i feel physically like the top of my head is taken off i know that is poetry. if it makes my body so cold no fire can ever warm me i know that is poetry. >> the question was intended to be a rhetorical one largely. >> molly shannon, welcome. you know, this is such an
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interesting role for you, because we're expecting mary katherine gallagher, this is not it. a dramatic and serious turn you take. why were you interested in this? >> madeleine olynyk directed it and she and i met years ago in ny drama school. in drama school together. i loved working with her. she's so talented. it's a cool -- these erasures found in her work through speck troe graphic technology to find this stuff about great historical figures and realized a lot of her letters and poems were written to susan, her brother's wife, she had a long romantic relationship with 40 ye year. >> found it in her letters? imprints? >> yes. erased in letters. so many poems and letters were to susan, her brother's wife, in love with, was her partner, but she presented to the public, like a spinster recluse broken about men when it's not the
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truth at all. the movie is telling the truth about this trailblazer rebel who was dying to get published but they sold her to the public as if she was just, didn't want to get published, wanted her poems burned upon death, which is an interesting message for, not a good message for women, because we can look at her story and think women who were trying to get their voices heard now, we could use her as an example -- >> reclaiming her story. >> yes. >> prepping for this kind of a role, was there somebody you said, you know what? i'm going to try to go down this lane? what did you do? >> we had an amazing, our historian, did extensive research and madeleine olynyk and martha are almost like emily dickinson scholars. let like a history class. i would ask them. they know so much about her. >> you have so many products, products, and projects. another one a mom manager? >> yes. >> is that a role that comes naturally to you? you have two teenagers i know. >> it is really fun. the character's is having a chapter two. her husband just passed away.
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she's with her kids in new york city and her son's becoming the next justin bieber. such a fun show on comedy central and my character in season two will get her own talk show. >> amazing. >> her name the pat dubeck. a fun character like a mom from ohio coming to new york city, i know people probably still look at you and think mary katherine gallagher. remember, natalie morales. ever a better impression than the one natalie did? remember that? halloween? >> she was all-in. >> with the sniffing of the armpits. i mean -- >> so -- >> come on. >> oh, my god. flattering to see people trying to do that. be you. >> flattering. i never mind. one of those people, i guess because i hustled so long to try to make it i'm like, great. i could take it for the rest of my life. >> i was going to say. a beloved character that's legendary. why not? molly, congrats on this role. rave reviews. so happy for you. >> thank you, savannah. >> kylaled "wild nights with
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emily" in theaters tomorrow. check it out. carson, over to you. >> hi, molly! guys, get ready. this one here. super a super, super catchy songs. new record coming occupy next week. the one and only lizzo here to treat us to a live performance, bu first, this is "tto
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by day studying flute, by night partying. by day alissa. by night i sasha flute. >> you've put bop music back on the map. self-love, positivity. you're all about it on social media. comfortable in your own skin. how did you get there? >> it took a long time. it's not just one moment in time where you get there. my music is supposed to help other people get their, too. about looking in the mirror and loving yourself and accepting that person for who they are. >> you're going to hit it now. ready to sing? >> bringing the juice, baby! >> let's go! ♪ ♪ mirror, mirror on the wall don't say it because i know i'll kill it ♪ move it down to my drawers that will be and my shoues ♪ and looking like raghu, and like a crystal ball that's cool,
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baby, so is you ♪ if i'm shinen everybody gonna shine ♪ i was born like this don't even got to try ♪ now you know i'm getting better over time ♪ heard you say i'm noted baddest why you lion ♪ it ain't my fault i'm out here getting loose ♪ blame it on the goose, blame it on my juice, baby ♪ it ain't my fault that i'm out here making news i'm the pudding in the and blame it on my juice ♪ ya, ya, ye ♪ blame it on my juice, ya, ya, ye ♪ ya, ya, ya-ya snablame it on my juice. no, i'm not a snack at all look baby i'm the whole bang meal ♪ you ain't being slick don't dare try to cop a feel ♪
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around worth a squeeze if the juice don't look like this ♪ don't make me have to take your chic. i was born like this don't even got to try ♪ you know, i'm like chardonnay, bedder over time ♪ now you know, heard you say i'm not the baddest thing, you lie ♪ it ain't my fault that i am out here getting loose ♪ blame it on the goose got to blame it on my juice, baby ♪ it ain't my fault that i'm out here making news ♪ ♪ i'm the pudding and got to blame it on my juice ♪ ya, ya, ye ♪ ya-ya ♪ blame it on my juice, yeah ♪ ya-ya ye, yeah ♪ ya-ya, ya-ya ♪ blame it on my juice, babe, pla blame it on my juice ♪ somebody come get this man i think he got lost in my dm, my
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dms ♪ ♪ you better come get your man i think he want to be my friend ♪ more than friends, what you want me to say ♪ ♪ ♪ it ain't my fault, no, that i'm out here ♪ blame it on my juice, got to blame it on my juice, yeah, yeah ♪ baby, it ain't my fault that i'm out here making news, i'm the pudding ♪ in the proof, got to blame it on my juice ♪ ya-ya, ye ♪ ya-ya, ya-ya ♪ blame it on my juice, yeah, ya-ya, ye ♪ well, ya-ya ye blame it on my juice knode baby, blame it on it, yeah ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> yes! >> wow! lizzo!
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you crushed it. crushed it. >> thank you. >> so fun, y'all. >> where's sasha? >> she's gone. >> wait. coming back with me and jenna. don't forget. the party's going on. >> love it. first, the third hour of "today." by the way, a "today" show first. playing the flute. after your local news. good morning, "today." a very good morning to you. 8:56. i'm laura garcia. the owner of the so-called flintstone talks wants to talk about the brewing legal battle she feels she may have to wage to keep the home as it is. you have most likely seen it off interstate 280. former examiner florence fang.
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she has new dinosaur artwork. the town sued calling it a nuisance. they plan to talk about the suit and why she feels she is the victim. happening now, we will have a live report coming up in our midday newscast. more on that house. check our twitter feeds for updates. midday, the latest on this morning's arrest of fugitive and wikileaks julian assange. police arrested him at the ecuadorian embassy in london where he has been holed up seven years. on our twitter feed, more details of his arrest. birth control for men that would go after sperm cells. it has a few side effects. why the drug echoes ones used to treat tapeworms. there )s a big d
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in . coming up, april is autism awareness month. a big walk this weekend in san jose. what you can do to help and raise awareness. i'll share my own personal story. >> join us tomorrow morning 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. today on "california live,"
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live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." good morning. you're sheinelle. >> it's me. sheinelle here along with al, craig and dylan and it's thursday. of course, our good friend willie g. >> willie g.! sweet willie geist. >> sweet willie geist. >> talking about augusta. someone i can talk to about golf that doesn't make fun of me. >> we weren't making fun of you. >> a national park. agree? the most beautiful place. >> not everybody can get in. >> even more special. i got in. >> prefer uncle willie or sweet


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